3-D Campus / Life Origins-Meteorite

3-D Campus

It’s the next best thing to actually being there, as USF scientists are creating a virtual map of the Tampa campus. University Beat on WUSF TV tells you how the researchers, working with USF and high school students, use 3-D scanners, GPS and other high-tech tools to build a world that can be viewed by future students, campus police and countless others - and they’re taking these skills beyond the university to also capture images of endangered monuments around the world.

Life Origins-Meteorite

This week’s University Beat introduces you to Matthew Pasek, a USF geology professor whose research on sites around the world has detected evidence that a key element in the origins of life on Earth was carried here on meteorites. Join us on WUSF 89.7 as we shed light on a three and a half billion year old mystery.

Video Extras

University of South Florida 3D Campus Project

USF AIST's 3-D video fly-through of the Marshall Student Center

More Information: 

3-D Campus
USF's Alliance For Integrated Spatial Technologies
813-974-0613 website
Co-Directors Dr. Lori Collins (lcollins@usf.edu) & Dr. Travis Doering (tdoering@usf.edu)
AIST's YouTube page, with examples from their work around the world
Life Origins-Meteorite
Matthew Pasek, Asst. Prof., USF Dept. of Geology
813-974-8979 mpasek@usf.edu
Pasek's article in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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